MAINE AIRSHOW

Join the other 250,000 spectators expected at the Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, for a weekend of non-stop action and entertainment for the whole family.

This year the US Navy “Blue Angels” Flight Demonstration Team will electrify the crowd with their precision flying in the F/A 18 Hornet. Their display demonstrates  skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with high performance manoeuvres by two solo pilots. The renowned six jet delta formation, locked as one unit, illustrates the ultimate in formation flying.

For more than 44 years the US Army “Golden Knights” Parachute Team has been wowing audiences at airshows. The two demonstration teams travel all over the USA and internationally, in support of Army recruiting.

Also performing is “Team Chaos” with Sergei Boriak, Neal Darnell and Randy Harris providing a high level of skill and excitement. Randy’s colourful Skybolt 300 is pitted against the best in Russian engineering – Segei’s Dukoi SU-310, in what appears to be an aerial game of chicken! The finale is a Jet Truck versus Aeroplane race in which Neal accelerates the jet engined, Flash Fire Chevy truck to almost 350mph.

The packed flying display also includes solo displays by individual aerobatic experts, the “Chuting Eagles” powered parachutes, and wing walking

The “USAF Heritage Flight” was established in 1999 to celebrate the USAF’s 50th Anniversary. It involves modern fighters flying in close formation with vintage aircraft from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

The “F15E Strike Eagle Demo Team” from Seymour AFB displays the F15’s capabilities in its air-to-air and air-to-ground roles.

After service in North Korea the Corsair F4U, flown by Dan McCue – an airshow veteran for 25 years – is still flying after 50 years.

Between events there is a fantastic static display to be seen in which you can get close up to more than 50 military and civilian aircraft of all shapes and sizes. The exhibits include USAF fighter, transport and training aircraft, civil airliners, vintage WW2 aircraft and even microjets.

With souvenir stalls, musical entertainment and refreshment facilities the show will live up to its reputation to provide a weekend of non-stop action for the whole family.

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